Dawoodi Bohras across the globe are taking extensive proactive and precautionary measures to stay healthy and protect others by playing their part in containing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following information issued by health authorities, including the World Health Organization, community members have been educated on:

  • symptoms and transmission of the virus
  • basic steps to prevent the spread of the virus
  • seeking medical attention if feeling unwell

Through official channels, Bohras throughout the world have been advised to:

  • cease non-essential travel
  • follow good respiratory hygiene (e.g. covering mouths when coughing or sneezing)
  • wash hands with soap and water frequently
  • practice social distancing
  • avoid public gatherings and remain at home, particularly if feeling unwell
  • offer prayers at home and not congregate at their local masjids

As per the directives of local governments, the following institutions around the world will remain closed until further notice:

  • the community’s head office at Badri Mahal in Mumbai
  • local masjids (mosques) and offices
  • religious sites such as mausoleums
  • schools and colleges administered by the community; where possible, classes are being conducted online.
  • FMB community kitchens and community dining halls

Members are requested to remain alert and stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19, especially in their area, adhere to the guidelines issued by their local government and follow public health advice from WHO and local health authorities.